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    blujay ˙ɹǝsn ʇǝuɹǝʇuᴉ uɐ puɐ ɐuosɹǝd ɐ sɐ ǝɯ ɟo ʞuᴉɥʇ sʎnƃ noʎ ʇɐɥʍ ʍouʞ oʇ ʇuɐʍ I ˙sɯǝǝs ʇᴉ sɐ ǝldɯᴉs sɐ sᴉ sᴉɥ┴
    blujay Since the fateful day of November 1, 2015, I have been constantly learning about the 3DS system.
    I went from Home Menu Hax, to ARM9 Loader Hax, to Boot9Strap, and here we are: the golden age of 3DS hacking. We have exploited a BootROM feature implemented by Nintendo themselves to provide execution before the NAND has even been mounted.

    And here I am. Since that fateful day, I've been trying new things. Experimenting with entry points, attempting homebrew, and more. Hell, I've even tried modifying source code to CFW to add new features (to no avail of course).

    Now I sit. Staring at this computer screen. I have done nothing productive for the community. If I can't write code for homebrew, and I just sit and use entry points and CFW made by others, what am I to do?

    Well, following the almighty example of Plailect himself, I plan on writing a series of guides. My first guide is out, and that one is how to dump/build content from your own system (check it out here).

    So, my plan is to inform the community as much as possible. Plailect's guide only covers the installation/upgrade of Boot9Strap, but not so much things like this.

    Sorry if you don't care about this. It's been hovering over my head for a long time now. In fact, my "Introducing Rundas!" blog was a stupid attempt to get people to think that I have the potential to test things as fancy as NTRBootHax and Boot9Strap.

    Anyways, thanks for reading.
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    blujay Hello everybody! After debating for a long time whether or not to buy another 3DS, the N3DS XL Metroid Special edition finally forced me to buy a new one. Now I am patiently awaiting its arrival, and in the meantime I have renamed my old N3DS.

    So, this one is named Rundas (if you get the reference you are an elitist).

    I don't feel that pictures are necessary, but here you go:

    I did this because of a few reasons:
    1. @Lilith Valentine did this and they are one of my role models on the temp.
    2. I have a new one coming so why not
    3. If I can't develop good homebrew, I want to help those that can.
    So although my reputation may not be great, I hereby declare this a debug unit for CFW, homebrew, and much more.

    Don't worry, I have a 2DS that will be fixed up and go by "Gandrayda" once NTRBootHax comes out.

    EDIT: Yeah yeah, the picture is shitty and cheasy, but it's the thought that counts, right?
    blujay Well, recently, I've been messing around online and have found the hasthag: #FactsOverFeelings.

    I don't know why, but I agreed with it in that context, but then a different context came up and I wanted to fight tooth and nail about why it should be #FeelingsOverFacts.

    I guess, it depends on the scenario? But I know a lot of people who firmly believe #FactsOverFeelings (mostly online people, my friends aren't that technical to know what a 'hashtag' is) no matter what the case is. Others believe #FeelingsOverFacts.

    Personally, I'm torn. I don't know whether or not to succumb to one of these beliefs, or to actively participate in both.

    So, without listing any examples, are you a firm believer of #FactsOverFeelings or #FeelingsOverFacts. Here is an example. #FactsOverFeelings: Autism is not caused by vaccines, even though I have personal experience which could make me believe otherwise | #FeelingsOverFacts: Science is wrong. Vaccines do cause Autism because I have personal experience with it happening.

    So, again without listing any examples that could upset others (I apologize if I upset you with my example), are you firm in either hashtag, or do you believe both depending on the scenario.
    blujay As most of you probably have realized by now, I claim to be good at programming, but really I am awful at it. A few years ago, I received a scholarship to go to a state school, so I decided to go. A few months ago, I made some stupid decisions under the impression the saying "You can always retake a class, but you can never relive a party" and ended up losing my scholarship. I didn't really talk about it then because it was really personal information. Since then I've either been out of work, or (more recently) working for my uncle. I tried remembering what I knew about programming and applied it to my project (the Hardmode thing) and that didn't turn out. I'm actually kind of glad my HDD failed, because it was a steaming hot pile of garbage.

    Anyways, enough about that.

    I've had this programming book since 2015 and I've never opened it. It has a total of 17, and I plan on finishing it. I will be uploading all of my progress to GitHub. https://github.com/blu-jay/Re-Adventure-Into-Programming/wiki

    And yes, I'm going to be an IDE peasant because it is easier for me to handle at my current state.

    If anybody is curious, the book I am using is C Primer Plus Sixth Edition by Stephen Prata (https://www.amazon.com/Primer-Plus-...dp/0321928423/ref=mt_paperback?_encoding=UTF8)
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    blujay Wow. I've never read a book in my entire life that made me want to keep reading when I could've been doing something else instead.

    Often times, I only read books for my school projects. This one was different. I was looking through my local bookstore, and a book named Tuesdays with Morrie caught my eye. It was probably just the name, because it made me laugh. It was on discount for only $5, so I decided to pick it up.

    This has, by far, been the best decision of my life. This book is indescribably good. I would summarize the book, but if I did I would want to go into every single detail.

    This book has so many life lessons in it. It is the only book I've ever read that has made me cry. This is definitely not a one time read. The kicker was when I learned that it was non-fiction text.

    This blog seems short, but in reality, I just want to say one thing.

    If you haven't read it yet, buy it. Read it. Absorb it.

    Devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to something that gives you purpose and meaning. - Morrie Schwartz
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    blujay First a little background to me:

    I was born in the outer edges of Boise, Idaho. That is where I spent pretty much all of my childhood. My parents had 2 kids prior to me. Both with Aspergers syndrome, which was recently placed under the autism umbrella. My father also had Aspergers syndrome (so if you make an autism joke around me, expect it to be reported and a thorough lashing out on my end). This caused them to lean away from the whole concept of electronic gaming, because it had no social interaction. They forced me to grow up fast, faster than I should have. My mother and I were the only non-autistic people in the family, so we had to stick together, and she didn't tolerate much nonsense. They made me play board games with my brothers, and also read to broaden my knowledge. Going into High School, I had no friends. In elementary and middle school, I had severe health issues*. After getting those resolved, I met this really nice, intelligent young man named David. He and I had so much fun. He was the first, and only friend I had throughout the majority of high school, and I moved to Arizona with him when we turned 18 (he wanted to go to ASU, so I followed). He is where my story begins.

    My freshman year was hard. I knew nobody, except for a few people that really only had pity on me because of my health issues, and once I got those resolved they abandoned me. First semester I tried being social, but everybody except for around 2% of the freshman class came from my Middle School, so they avoided me. Then I met David. He came from another school and didn't know me. He also had health issues (which I found out my Junior year) and he left his district to come to mine so that he could have a fresh start. We started talking, and he was really into video games.

    Now we begin the part you wanted:

    My friend David started talking to me about this console called the "Wii". I didn't even know what a console was at the time, because my parents restricted all use of television to the adults. As the year progressed, he was getting more excited. Then for my 15th birthday, he purchased me a Wii. I was ecstatic! There weren't a whole lot of games at the time, so I didn't really use it a whole lot.

    Then came Christmas. I asked my parents if I could have my very own TV so I could use the Wii. I asked them to give me a reason why David should waste his (or his parents money, I don't know) on a Wii if I could never use it. This was bold because of the strictness of my parents, but they caved in and bought me a TV to use. I knew about this earlier than Christmas, but I actually got it on Christmas. Then, David purchased me "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess". Having never heard of a "The Legend of Zelda" before, I was intrigued. I ended up beating it twice before we went back to school in January. It was the most fun I had ever had. The fact that I could use a controller and motion controls and all sorts of things made me so happy. I ended up beating the game around 20 times before my 16th birthday.

    David had already turned 16 and got his first job, so I knew any presents he gave me were from his own money, and that meant so much to me. He ended up giving me my all-time favorite game (and it still is a frequent playthrough for me): Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.

    Something about this spectacular game was so fun, I couldn't put it down. I would play it over and over and over again, to the point where I had to buy another Wii because I burnt out my disc drive. It was amazing to my 16 year old mind. Then, I started learning more about consoles, and video games, and Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony, etc. I began my job at 16, so I ended up buying a DS and later a DSi. I purchased Pokemon Heartgold and Soulsilver, as well as Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. I loved those games, and still have my SoulSilver cartridge with over 300 hours on it (I made it my goal to beat the Elite 4 at least once a day, and each week get new pokemon on a team).

    And the rest is history.

    Thanks for reading <3

    * When I was a baby, I would not let myself be potty trained. I was fine peeing, but once it came to the glorious relief of pooping, I said "NO". I ended up holding everything in, to the point where once a month, I would crap myself so bad it would tear holes in my underwear. This was when I was 8. The summer before Freshman year, I went into the hospital. My intestines were so backed up with blockage, that I could no longer digest much food. They ended up evacuating 12 pounds of poop in about 1 week. This may sound disgusting, but just think. I would crap myself daily in elementary/middleschool. I would smell so bad, that I went to the nurse about everyday just to go home so I wouldn't be embarrassed.
    blujay Seeing as the height rule is now enforced, I decided to put my signature here!



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    blujay I just felt like saying this because there are a lot of discussions about best console, best game, who won E3, etc. Well, I'm putting this here to announce my opinion, although a lot won't care.

    EA: Didn't have to watch it, I knew it would suck from the get go (Can't really vote because I don't know if I was wrong, but I'd say (based on what I heard) around a 3/10)
    Microsoft: New console is cool, the went hardcore on Specs and exclusives, which was smart (7/10)
    Bethesda: Never heard of 'em before E3 (because I really didn't pay attention) but damn was there presentation good. I can't even list a favorite game. VR looks good too! And console mod support! (8.5/10)
    Sony: I didn't watch the whole thing, but MHW and a few other games made me rethink my decision on not buying a PS4 yet (8/10)
    Nintendo: The beginning was great. Automatically announcing Rocket League was great because I've been wanting it for a long time. Then, the new Pokemon game got me really excited. AND FUCKING METROID PRIME 4 MAKES ME WANT TO GO INTO A COMA UNTIL RELEASE! I can't even describe accurately how excited I am for MP4. Mario Odyssey gameplay looks fabulous. A little disappointed no Smash, but after MP4 I didn't really care. (9/10)

    Bethesda and Nintendo were the only two presentations I was able to watch fully out of sheer interest. The rest bored me.


    EDIT: I forgot Ubisoft! Their games looked pretty cool (came in like Halfway through) and BGE:2 looks good. (7/10)
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    blujay I thought I would put this out there for those on the fence about the subject.

    This will probably seem like an ad but whatever!

    My reasons (in no particular order):
    • The Staff work very hard to make this a fabulous community. I haven't stayed in any other community as long as I have GBAtemp. I appreciate all the work that the staff does and they deserve (more?) money! All of them have full-time jobs but still moderate/report to the Temp with news, new styles, and more!
    • You get to add to GBAtemp's bounty! Summarizing from the post on their Patreon: 4 times a year (so each trimester), GBATemp will vote on the best thing created on the temp in the past 3 months. The winner receives a special medal and also support from the Patreon backers (I'm assuming this is money :P). This is great because you can help support and inspire new creators! (This counts for all things, not just homebrew. It counts for stuff like CFW, tutorials, translations, ROM Hacks, etc.). You also get to vote on it!
    • You can win stuff! I mean, this is great because simply going for $2+/m you can win stuff like games, accessories, and possibly game consoles (depending on how generous the temp is).
    • Ad-free for $5+/m. That's not much for ad-free viewing! (this one is controversial so if you disagree please try and keep it civil)
    • Beta-testing styles! Need I say more? ($10+/m)

    Most of this was taken from Patreon, but a lot of it is great motives!

    Sorry if this sounded like an ad, but I really do appreciate the temp, and if you do that should be motive enough!
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    blujay Hello everybody, as some of you might know, I was the developer of Button Test, which was simply a demo of homebrew for me.

    I got a lot more support in that thread than I ever expected, including features I should add. I planned on adding all of them, but felt that it wasn't right to make a hardware test tool out of "A Simple Button Testing Application".

    So, that is why I am here. Since this will be my first useful homebrew, I am writing here to prevent me from leaving it behind.

    Button test took a whopping 15 minutes to write (in its original state), but I focused to much on graphics for "A Simple Button Testing Application"

    So far, there isn't much progress to report (besides getting the name of Hardmode) and a general idea of features.
    To do:
    If there is anything I didn't add to the list, please let me know so I can count on it!
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    blujay Recently, I was just employed (thank heavens) by my uncle and his team. I am currently living with my brother and sister-in-law, and within the next few weeks will be gathering some excess money. A lot of this will go towards fun stuff (maybe like some new games, a PS4, or something a long the lines gaming related). It will probably be around 600 USD

    I've been tossing on a few ideas on what to get. Here are some ideas I have:
    • Disgaea 5 Complete (Switch) 60 USD
    • Nintendo Switch Pro Controller (Splatoon 2 Edition) 70 USD
    • PS4 (Probably would go after the gold, 1 TB edition from Sony) 250 USD
    • Wait for E3 and pre-order some games revealed (if any)

    I know that probably half of my money will go to streamers (not because I like wasting my money, but because they spend precious time streaming for the community [Hedgeberg] or just for fun).

    If you guys have any suggestions, please leave them below! Thanks.

    EDIT: Before I see any comments about using it for school or for moving out, my Bro/Sis-in-law say as long as I pay rent and am not too much of a nuisance, they don't mind me staying at their place until I finish school. That leaves me in a good position because my job with my uncle goes to School and rent.
    blujay Sorry for removing it, but there was some confusion as to whether I was really the person in the picture, so I just deleted it

    I don't know why, I am just getting excited about this picture I found while looking through some old files.

    Anyways, carry on
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    blujay Hopefully this doesn't turn into a wall of text, but I would just like to explain myself if I have come across impatient, angry, sexist, racist, homophobic, or shown too many opinions in the last few weeks.

    A few weeks ago, my old workplace started "letting" (a little more forcing) us stay at work for an extra few hours to rack up some overtime. However, instead of letting us do our jobs, we sat in a room while they went around and questioned some people. This turned into a case where somebody was stealing. I do not know what it was, but they didn't want to get the cops involved and I don't know if they ever did. This turned into a huge mess.

    Eventually, they let us go home like usual. I thought all was well, I went to work, came home and messed around with my dog/computer. Then, on Thursday, I was let go. They let my entire group go. Granted we were just janitors but still, it hurt.

    This had a crippling effect on me because I was receiving discounted education for working at the university. I have enough education now that I could potentially go into a technology based career, but I still need job experience.

    As some of you might now, my parents are deceased, and my dad left his business to his brother. I went to their shop yesterday (well, it is a manufacturing shop). I was interviewed by my uncle's 3 business partners to see if I could get a position. This took 6 hours because I was interview by each one individually, just to make sure I didn't change any information (the business doesn't make a whole lot of money, so they really want to be sure I am correct for the job). I haven't heard back yet, but hopefully I will soon.

    And in the midst of this mess, I decided "What the hell!" so I installed Linux. This has been a great experience, but very troublesome. Yesterday, after my interviews, I spent another 6 hours debugging. It isn't affecting me that much because I love the OS, but it is getting on my nerves. For the time being, everything is working fine.

    Anyways, that is a (probably shitty) explanation of my life.

    Please, try and keep things positive in the replies (if you decide to).

    At least my 3ds didn't get banned.